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You can now play Star Wars Holochess with Apple ARKit anywhere for free

You can now play Star Wars Holochess with Apple ARKit anywhere for free

By Rik Henderson

Disney has added a whole game mode to its Star Wars: Jedi Challenges iOS 11 application that enables you to play multiple rounds of Star Wars Holochess on any surface you like.Originally, Jedi Challenges was a dedicated app for use with Lenovo's Jedi... Read more

Amazon reveals number of Prime subscribers for the first time

Amazon reveals number of Prime subscribers for the first time

By Elyse Betters

Amazon, for the first time, has revealed how many people subscribe to Prime, and it came close to revealing the same for Amazon Music.The company, which just released its annual shareholder letter, said the subscription service has 100 million paid members... Read more

Amazon made a web browser app for Android called... Internet

Amazon made a web browser app for Android called... Internet

By Elyse Betters

Amazon owns the Internet.Literally. It's launched a new web browser app for Android, and it's called Internet. The app went live in Google Play Store in March, but Amazon never publicly announced the product, so it went unnoticed until TechCrunch spotted... Read more

Apple might launch a subscription news service within the next year

Apple might launch a subscription news service within the next year

By Elyse Betters

Apple wants you to pay it for access to news, according to a new report.Bloomberg reported that Apple’s recent acquisition of Texture, which has been called the "Netflix of magazines", was all part of a plan, in which Apple is attempting to create... Read more

Best Web Hosting Services 2018: 10 of the best cloud, VPS and web hosting providers

Best Web Hosting Services 2018: 10 of the best cloud, VPS and web hosting providers

By Roland Moore-Colyer

Designing and running your own website, whether for business or pleasure, is now easier than ever thanks to myriad tools and services available. From WordPress to Squarespace and Wix, there are plenty of free or affordable services around for you to setup... Read more

This is what Spotify will announce at its 24 April event

This is what Spotify will announce at its 24 April event

By Elyse Betters

Spotify has revealed what it plans to formally announce on 24 April.Cue the drumroll, please... It will discuss "what's next" with its mobile app. Yeah. Thrilling stuff, right? In all seriousness, ever since the company invited the media to its upcoming... Read more

Apple Watch might soon have access to third-party watch faces

Apple Watch might soon have access to third-party watch faces

By Elyse Betters

Raise your hand if you don't want Mickey Mouse on your Apple Watch.Apple's smartwatch is a few years old at this point, and yet, it still doesn't support third-party watch faces. In other words, developers aren't allowed to create their own watch face... Read more

What is Bitcoin? Everything you need to know about the infamous cryptocurrency

What is Bitcoin? Everything you need to know about the infamous cryptocurrency

By Mike Brown

Bitcoin’s price has soared over the past 12 months, but many people are still baffled by what exactly it is - so let us explain!Bitcoin is a virtual currency known as “cryptocurrency”. It has enabled people to move money around the world at speed... Read more

Instagram data portability tool will let you download a copy of your data

Instagram data portability tool will let you download a copy of your data

By Elyse Betters

Facebook-owned Instagram has confirmed a new feature it'll soon launch: a data portability tool.Facebook, the social network, offers a similar tool that allows users to download an archive of all their data on Facebook. You can read about that tool from... Read more

Zuckerberg goes to DC: 9 ridiculous moments from the hearings

Zuckerberg goes to DC: 9 ridiculous moments from the hearings

By Elyse Betters

Mark Zuckerberg has survived hours of questioning from members of Congress. And if there's one takeaway from the whole thing, it's that US lawmakers seem to know very little about how the internet works.The hearings were to be a crucial moment for Facebook,... Read more

Snap Spectacles 2.0: New pair of Spectacles pop up in FCC filing

Snap Spectacles 2.0: New pair of Spectacles pop up in FCC filing

By Elyse Betters

It's official: Snap has developed a new pair of smart glasses.Documents published by the US Federal Communications Commission, and spotted by Variety, describe a “wearable video camera” made by Snap. The device has "Spectacles" branding and "Model... Read more

Mark Zuckerberg dodges monopoly questions, suggests Facebook won't always be free

Mark Zuckerberg dodges monopoly questions, suggests Facebook won't always be free

By Elyse Betters

Earlier, Pocket-lint tried to come up with some Facebook alternatives...And then, it occurred to us that there are no competitors at the same scale. If you have a job where you manage a Facebook brand page or group, you need a Facebook account. And if... Read more

What is HQ Trivia and how to play?

What is HQ Trivia and how to play?

By Elyse Betters

HQ Trivia has exploded in popularity in the past few months.With millions of people using the popular live game show, it's clear the mobile app, which was founded by the co-creators of Vine, is here to stay. So, here are your answers to some to the most... Read more

Deezer arrives on Google Home, control your music with Google Assistant

Deezer arrives on Google Home, control your music with Google Assistant

By Max Langridge

Following the announcement that it is now available to use with Amazon Alexa, music streaming service Deezer is now compatible with Google Home, too. The update means Deezer Premium+ subscribers can control music playback using Google Assistant and their... Read more

How to blacklist news sources in Apple News on iOS devices

How to blacklist news sources in Apple News on iOS devices

By Elyse Betters

Apple's News app for iOS devices shows a tonne of publications by default, some of which you may hate.If you're like us and wish you could mute - or blacklist, so to speak - certain publications, you'll be glad to know it's really easy. So, if you're... Read more

Facebook sends warning message to users affected by Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook sends warning message to users affected by Cambridge Analytica scandal

By Max Langridge

Facebook has started rolling out a message to the news feed of the Facebook mobile application that will let users know if their data was improperly shared with data-analytics firm Cambridge Analytica.  Facebook scandal: Anybody could have had their... Read more

Facebook Messenger will add ‘unsend’ feature since it deleted Zuckerberg’s messages

Facebook Messenger will add ‘unsend’ feature since it deleted Zuckerberg’s messages

By Elyse Betters

Facebook just can't seem to do anything right lately.TechCrunch has revealed that Facebook, the company, quietly deletes messages that its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has sent out in the past via Messenger, which means the executive has the ability to retract... Read more

Spotify will make a mystery 'news announcement' on 24 April

Spotify will make a mystery 'news announcement' on 24 April

By Elyse Betters

Spotify is holding a press event later this month in New York City, and it's provided no clues as to what we can expect.The purple invite just asks the press to save the date - 24 April - and says it will make “a news announcement.” Speculation, as... Read more

Those exclusive Snapchat Lenses for iPhone X users have arrived

Those exclusive Snapchat Lenses for iPhone X users have arrived

By Elyse Betters

Snapchat has finally released those exclusive Lenses for iPhone X users. There's three of them at launch, and you can try them now.Snapchat Lenses are augmented reality filters that enhance your face or your surroundings. In this case, the filters are... Read more

What is Spotify Connect and how does it work?

What is Spotify Connect and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Spotify is a popular music streaming services, available on both desktop and mobile, as well as any audio product in your home.You don't need to listen to Spotify through a smartphone app or desktop app. Instead, if you use Spotify Connect, you can send... Read more

The BBC's latest app enables kids to get creative with CBBC shows and characters

The BBC's latest app enables kids to get creative with CBBC shows and characters

By Dan Grabham

The BBC does like to experiment with new apps from time to time and has tried hard to curate its content in meaningful ways. The latest app is for under 13s and it'll be available on Amazon Fire, Android and iOS and devices for free.Called CBBC Buzz and... Read more

Facebook scandal: Anybody could have had their profile scraped. And yes, that means you

Facebook scandal: Anybody could have had their profile scraped. And yes, that means you

By Elyse Betters

Facebook has provided an update on the Cambridge Analytica scandal and it's not good news - specifically that anybody could have had their profile scraped by nasty people submitting phone numbers or email addresses they already have through Facebook's... Read more

Protect your data: How to remove multiple apps at once on Facebook

Protect your data: How to remove multiple apps at once on Facebook

By Elyse Betters

Facebook has faced a lot of criticism as of late, so it's doubling down, trying to make things right.It has laid out a three-step plan it is now following to ensure another Cambridge Analytica scandal won't happen again. People have now realised their... Read more

Snapchat rolls out group video chat and @ mentions (about time, too)

Snapchat rolls out group video chat and @ mentions (about time, too)

By Dan Grabham

Snapchat has just announced some new features that it should have had already – group video chat plus the ability to @ mention people in their story (just like on every other social platform, some might say).  Snapchat custom lenses: How to create... Read more

Google Assistant tips and tricks: How to master your Android assistant

Google Assistant tips and tricks: How to master your Android assistant

By Elyse Betters

Google Assistant challenges Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa. You can ask Assistant almost anything, and it will understand your words in context and serve up relevant results in a conversational manner.Assistant has a voice, meaning... Read more

28 tech brands that spectacularly went bust or disappeared from existence

28 tech brands that spectacularly went bust or disappeared from existence

By Adrian Willings

Over the years, tech start-ups and giants have come and gone. In the ever-changing world of technology, a company needs to do more than just keep up with the times in order to survive. We've seen even huge companies go bust over the few decades and... Read more

Best tech easter eggs: Hidden features in Snapchat, Facebook, and more

Best tech easter eggs: Hidden features in Snapchat, Facebook, and more

By Elyse Betters

Everybody loves a good easter egg.We're not talking about the chocolate treats, but rather, hidden software features tucked into operating systems, apps, websites, and other products. Even Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant has them! There are so many... Read more

Apple Animoji: How to use those new animated emoji for iPhone X

Apple Animoji: How to use those new animated emoji for iPhone X

By Elyse Betters

Apple has released new Animoji, via an update to iOS 11.Apple's Animoji are custom, animated versions of popular emoji characters. The feature, which initially debuted last autumn, uses the new Face ID facial-recognition system - currently exclusive to... Read more

Apple Business Chat in iOS 11.3: What is it and how does it work?

Apple Business Chat in iOS 11.3: What is it and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Apple has added major new feature to its Messages app.Last summer, a new section on Apple's Developer site popped up. It outlined an upcoming feature, Business Chat, although Apple didn't directly announce it during WWDC 2017. From what we could tell... Read more

43 accidentally hilarious image searches that are sure to make you chortle

43 accidentally hilarious image searches that are sure to make you chortle

By Adrian Willings

If you've ever needed to find a photo on the web, then you know how wonderful and powerful Google Image search can be. A quick search and you can basically find anything from anywhere in the world. Google's image analysis algorithms are getting smarter... Read more

Google Play Movies now lets you search across all streaming services

Google Play Movies now lets you search across all streaming services

By Elyse Betters

Google has updated Google Play Movies & TV with a new search feature.It essentially makes it easier to find where and how to watch your favourite TV shows and movies, as it allows you to see which streaming app has a specific show or movie. It also helps... Read more

Like Microsoft Edge? Now you can use it on iPad and Android tablets

Like Microsoft Edge? Now you can use it on iPad and Android tablets

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft unveiled a beta version of Edge for iOS and Android phones last year, followed by making it officially available in November. Now, it's releasing the browser for everyone using an iPad or Android tablet.Microsoft's mobile strategy over the past... Read more

Facebook has recorded everything you’ve ever done on the site and here’s how you can see it

Facebook has recorded everything you’ve ever done on the site and here’s how you can see it

By Elyse Betters

Facebook has a tonne of data on you and your friends.With the recent revelations that third-party companies, like Cambridge Analytica, were allegedly using data harvested from their Facebook apps to, among other things, sway political opinion, people... Read more

Google Assistant can now instantly send and request money for free

Google Assistant can now instantly send and request money for free

By Elyse Betters

Google Assistant just killed Venmo.OK, that's an exaggeration. However, Google has rolled out a new feature to Google Assistant that essentially replicates the core functionality of Venmo: the ability to easily send or request money from friends, for... Read more

Cambridge Analytica scandal: Mark Zuckerberg breaks silence, promises three changes to Facebook

Cambridge Analytica scandal: Mark Zuckerberg breaks silence, promises three changes to Facebook

By Elyse Betters

Facebook's CEO has finally responded to the Cambridge Analytica scandal and laid out a three-step plan to remedy the incident.The scandal, which revealed that a UK-based digital analytics firm had harvested data from more than 50 million Facebook users... Read more

How to install a VPN on an Amazon Fire TV Stick or Fire TV

How to install a VPN on an Amazon Fire TV Stick or Fire TV

By Steve Dye

Amazon's Fire TV Stick and 4K Fire TV streaming devices each allow you to convert any TV into a smart one. You just plug one into a spare USB or HDMI port and connect it to the internet. This opens up a multitude of new video services, including Amazon... Read more

This Google app lets you doodle white lines in augmented reality

This Google app lets you doodle white lines in augmented reality

By Elyse Betters

Google has just released its own augmented reality app.Called Just a Line, the app essentially lets you draw white lines in the air and then share your creation with a short video. It comes from Google's Creative Lab unit, and it's being marketed as an... Read more

How to permanently delete Facebook but keep your photos and more

How to permanently delete Facebook but keep your photos and more

By Elyse Betters

Maybe it's time to delete Facebook.If you're anything like us, you've been a user of the service for more than a decade. You've probably developed a love-hate relationship with it, but after this latest Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which your Facebook... Read more

Android 8.0 Oreo: Everything you need to know about Google's latest OS

Android 8.0 Oreo: Everything you need to know about Google's latest OS

By Elyse Betters

Google updates its Android mobile operating system every year and Android O, or Android Oreo, is the latest version which is baked into the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. While there's not a whole lot new visually in Android Oreo, there's plenty that will help... Read more

Google launches Shopping Actions to help retailers compete against Amazon

Google launches Shopping Actions to help retailers compete against Amazon

By Max Langridge

Google has introduced Shopping Actions, a new service that retailers can use to help increase sales and compete with the sheer dominance of Amazon. Shopping Actions lets retailers list their products on Google, Google Express (Google's shopping service)... Read more

Cambridge Analytica scandal: What you need to know and how to change your Facebook settings

Cambridge Analytica scandal: What you need to know and how to change your Facebook settings

By Elyse Betters

Facebook is embroiled in a hot mess right now, largely in part due to its own failings to secure user data obtained by Cambridge Analytica.On 16 March, following a ground-breaking report in The Observer, the social network giant confirmed that it had... Read more

How to access Android easter eggs: Oreo, Nougat and more

How to access Android easter eggs: Oreo, Nougat and more

By Cam Bunton

Google is well known for throwing easter eggs in to its software, particularly with Android versions. For the past two years, there's been a hidden Flappy Bird-style game which you access by heading in to Settings > About Phone then tapping multiple times... Read more

Spotify voice control feature pops up amid smart speaker rumours

Spotify voice control feature pops up amid smart speaker rumours

By Elyse Betters

Spotify is feeling out a new voice search feature.The feature, which lets you quickly access favourite artists, tracks, albums, and playlists, is appearing inside the service's iOS app for some users. A few news sites have also been given early access... Read more

Awesome Amazon reviews that are bound to amuse

Awesome Amazon reviews that are bound to amuse

By Adrian Willings

Isn't Amazon great? From humble beginnings, the e-retailer has gone from strength to strength and now you can pretty much buy anything and have it delivered to your door in a matter of hours (sometimes same day if you really can't wait). With so many... Read more

Wembley Stadium now offers contactless ticketing through Wallet for Apple Watch and iPhone

Wembley Stadium now offers contactless ticketing through Wallet for Apple Watch and iPhone

By Rik Henderson

Apple and Wembley Stadium have joined forces to offer contactless ticketing for any sporting or entertainment event held at the venue.You can have you ticket stored in Apple's Wallet app on Apple Watch and iPhone and simply tap it at the turnstile for... Read more

WhatsApp set a weirdly specific time limit for deleting sent messages

WhatsApp set a weirdly specific time limit for deleting sent messages

By Elyse Betters

Have you ever sent a quick message that you quickly regretted?Yeah, same here. It really makes us wish messenger services had, like, some sort of undo button. Enter: WhatsApp. Starting last year, it let you delete sent messages. But there are a couple... Read more

Mario in Google Maps: How to find Mario Time and its Easter egg

Mario in Google Maps: How to find Mario Time and its Easter egg

By Elyse Betters

Mario Day is 10 March. Get it? MAR10... for March 10.Google is celebrating the 'holiday', which honors the mustachioed plumber from the popular Nintendo game, by partnering with Nintendo on an all-new experience called Mario Time. Essentially, starting... Read more

Amazon Music Unlimited gains more voice control, makes finding music even easier

Amazon Music Unlimited gains more voice control, makes finding music even easier

By Max Langridge

Amazon has announced some new voice control updates to its Music Unlimited streaming service that will allow users to find and discover music even easier than before. What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work? We've all been there, we've heard... Read more

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify vs Google Play Music vs Amazon Music Unlimited

Which is the best music streaming service in the UK? Apple Music vs Spotify vs Google Play Music vs Amazon Music Unlimited

By Max Langridge

Music streaming is by far the most popular way for us to consume music. Where once we had to import and rip CDs to our computers, or download songs (legally we hope), we now access to the music from all over the world through our smartphones.There's fierce... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 AR Emoji explained: What are they and how do you use them?

Samsung Galaxy S9 AR Emoji explained: What are they and how do you use them?

By Cam Bunton

As well as launching two new flagship smartphones for 2018 in the shape of the Galaxy S9 and S9+, Samsung also revealed a new way to express your emotions and share with your friends. It’s called AR Emoji, and yes, it is a bit like Animoji that debuted... Read more